Trail Mix

What the heck are cairns and why should you care?

What the heck are cairns and why should you care?

If you've spent any time walking around the woods in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you've probably seen these. On your first encounter, you've likely probably also wondered what the heck is this. "Why is there a pile of rocks in the middle of the trail? And hey, look,...

Hiking Eales Preserve

Hiking Eales Preserve

It was supposed to be a business park. Nothing against business parks, but what became of the 2,200 acres on Moosic Mountain is really a Northeastern Pennsylvania treasure. The Dick and Nancy Eales Nature Preserve is a spectacular hunk of land that's home to a bunch...

Coming up: Review of a great hiking app

Coming up: Review of a great hiking app

Hey friends, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up about something coming on Sunday in the Life & Times section of The Sunday Times. Illustrator and columnist Kevin O'Neill is offering his weekly Insights column, and this time it's about  - you guessed it -...

Checking out the Dunmore Preserve

Checking out the Dunmore Preserve

Hi friends, On Thursday morning of this past week, I was itching for a hike, and I had once done a photo shoot at the Dunmore Preserve. It seemed like a pretty cool place with a bunch of trails, none of which I knew anything about. So I enlisted a buddy of mine and we...

What knot to do: The bowline and slipknot

What knot to do: The bowline and slipknot

Hey guys, We're going to keep going with our series on knots. This time it's going to be the bowline (pronounced Boh-lin) and the slipknot. It's two for Tuesday after all. Again, these are pretty simple knots but useful. A lot of these will be part of more complicated...

Ditch the road and run the trail

Ditch the road and run the trail

Hey gang, We're going to do this quickly today and give you some reasons trail running beats the crap out of road running. Well, really I'm going to give you a few things about hitting the trails that maybe you didn't consider. Then you can judge if any of them...

Here’s what knot to do: The clove hitch

Here’s what knot to do: The clove hitch

Hey gang, Over the past few years, I decided if I was going to enjoy backpacking and camping even more I had to learn some knots -  or at least learn which ones were the best to use for certain jobs. As it turns out, when you get into it a little, knots matter,...

Understand your trail markings

Understand your trail markings

Hi friends, Let's clear something up because we talk a lot about gear, cooking, climbing mountains, crossing streams, long miles and where to sleep when we are in the woods. But do you know where you are going and how to get around when you're out for a stroll in...

Seven Tubs near Wilkes-Barre is must see

Seven Tubs near Wilkes-Barre is must see

Seven Tubs Natural Area near Wilkes-Barre is one of those places that I've heard about for years and never went. That was a stupid mistake. Right upfront I'm going to tell you it's a MUST visit for a bunch of reasons. First, the access is insanely easy. I went from...

Coming Sunday: Trails you need to visit

Coming Sunday: Trails you need to visit

Hey gang, There's something exciting coming up this weekend for you guys to check out. Staff writer Caitlin Heaney West has compiled a list of some of the trails you can visit right here in Northeast Pennsylvania. It's a project for the Lifestyles Department, and they...

Chad Sebring

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Chad is the news editor at The Times-Tribune. He has been a journalist for roughly 20 years, making the all-too-common jump from beer truck driver to journalist in the mid-90s.

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